of an Old Country Woman
The real-life conversations between Dee (a 71-year-old
country woman) and her 44-year-old neighbor, Vicki
Pseudo-asthma and Psychology
March 8, 2013
Vicki: Are you okay?
Dee: I don’t have asthma.
Vicki: I didn’t say you did!
Dee: I think I might have one of its ancestors, though.
Vicki: WHAT? An ancestor of asthma?
Dee: You know when they make a family tree and there’s branches all over it? I think I might have one of the branches.
Vicki: You have a branch of asthma? Like pseudo-asthma?
Dee: Pseudo-asthma? Is that when ya cough so hard that you end up karate choppin’ somebody?
Vicki: I think you might be confusing pseudo with Judo.
Dee: I wouldn’t be surprised.
Vicki: Nor would I.
Dee: Did I tell you that Gary’s takin’ a psychology class as a part of his college?
Dee: Pretty soon, he’s gonna start tryin’ to shrink my brain for practice.
Vicki: I wouldn’t worry about it, Dee. You’re more powerful than he is. You’re Judo-asthmatic!
Dee: It’s just my luck to have a super power and not even know how to use it!
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